Micromax announced its Russia operations in January and launched two Canvas smartphones – the Canvas Beat and Canvas Social – for the Russian market.It seems the popular domestic handset maker is finally gearing up to bring the Micromax Canvas Beat in India, as the smartphone is now available via an e-commerce website.
The Canvas Beat is now available at Rs. 9,499 via an e-commerce website; however, it’s worth noting that the handset still carries the model number A114R. For those unaware, the Canvas Beat (A114R) can be considered to be a variant of an already launched Indian smartphone, the Canvas 2.2 (A114). We presumed that the R prefix was for the Russian market, however, the two phones don’t share the same processor and battery specifications. The Canvas Beat (A114R) runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is a dual-SIM phablet (GSM+GSM). It features a 5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM23550 processor along with 1GB of RAM. The Canvas 2.2 (A114), on the other hand, is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor along with 1GB of RAM.
The Canvas Beat sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera accompanied by LED flash, and also includes a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with 4GB inbuilt storage, with expandable storage up to 32GB supported via microSD card. The Micromax Canvas Beat also packs a 1900mAh battery, as compared to the Canvas 2.2’s 2000mAh one. best Price-Rs. 9,499.
After being listed at an online marketplace earlier on Wednesday, the HTC Desire 516 Dual SIM has been officially launched in India, with a ‘best buy price’ of Rs. 14,200 and an end-June availability.
HTC is notably touting its BlinkFeed and Video Highlights features on the HTC Desire 516 Dual SIM, saying that some most popular features of the HTC One series are now available on ‘a more affordable handset.’
The HTC Desire 516 Dual SIM, as the name suggests, is a dual-SIM device (GSM+GSM) that supports regular SIM cards. It runs the now-dated Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. Unfortunately, there is no word on whether the Desire 516 will be receiving any software updates.
It sports a 5-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) LCD display, which offers a pixel density of 220ppi. The Desire 516 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 302 GPU. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and backside-illuminated sensor (BSI), while it also houses a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The HTC Desire 516 packs a removable 1950mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 9 hours of talk time (3G) and up to 220 hours of standby time (3G).